Friday, April 20, 2018
Worshippers at Sunday Mass this weekend in the Diocese of Down and Connor dispensed with the sign of peace in an effort to help stop the spread of so-called 'Australian flu'. The flu has seen thousands struck down across Ireland...
Fans of traditional Irish music in Scotland are eagerly anticipating the 2018 Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert. Widely hailed as the best collection of Irish musicians outside the island of Ireland, the annual celebration of Irish music in Glasgow – in...
BEMIS, the body representing Scotland’s ethnic minorities, has launched a stinging criticism of a hate crime review, which includes the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, as the Justice Committee at Holyrood led their own parliamentary review of the act. In...
CELTIC Connections announced their line-up for their 25th annual festival, with a particular Irish flavour in the 2018 edition with Ireland also having been unveiled as the nation chosen as Showcase Partners by organisers. The usual ambitious and wide-reaching selection...
ORGANISERS, participants and attendees in Scotland's first ever Irish Culture and Heritage Day have hailed the day as a resounding success and vowed to work hard to deliver similar celebrations of Irishness in the future. With most of the prominent...
GLASGOW’s premiere folk and rollers, The Wakes (above), recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with gigs in Glasgow, Dublin and Hamburg. The group, founded in 2007, played to a sold-out crowd at Glasgow’s St Luke’s venue to mark the occasion, before...
THE Coiste Cuimhneachaín An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has announced the final location for its proposed Great Hunger memorial, with the grounds of St Mary’s Church in the Calton being selected as the site on which it...
THIS year was a particularly successful year for Scotland at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis and it was especially poignant that the Irish Minstrels branch of CCÉ equalled their highest medal tally on their 60th anniversary year. Over 450,000 people...
THE Grange Club in Edinburgh will play host to a special celebration of Irishness next month, with the Irish community in Scotland set to descend on the Stockbridge venue for an Irish Culture and Heritage Day. Led by the Irish...
THERE was golden jubilee joy for this year’s Glasgow Mary, Alisha Medford, as she was crowned the 50th Mary From Dungloe. The Mary From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since its inception in...
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